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NFL Players Union Gives Friendly Warning to Players about Upcoming Drug Tests

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 05.20.2015 | Sports
Derek Rosenfeld

The union representing NFL players, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), put out an alert yesterday letting players know they have a little more than 30 days left before they can be randomly tested for banned substances.

Results Of Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients Are Proving The Program Is Flawed

ThinkProgress | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

As state legislatures convene across the country, proposals keep cropping up to drug test applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (T...

The Revised NFL Drug Use Policy

Richard Taite | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Richard Taite

The NFL has put the final touches on a new drug policy. This new policy, which is the first major update since the last policy in 2010, is between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. The significant changes are with regard to HGH (Human Growth Hormone) testing and marijuana use.

How Black Men Are Benefiting From Workplace Drug Tests

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a study with results that some may have found surprising: it found that drug tests in th...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Law Mandating Drug Tests For Welfare

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

Dec 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the co...

WATCH: Florida Man Sells His Own Urine On Craigslist

Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.04.2013 | Miami

Miami-area Craigslist is the go-to source for cheap secondhand furniture, jobs, sold-out Heat tickets, and clean urine for passing drug tests. Yes...

Washington Woman: I Was Fired For Second-Hand Pot Exposure

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Cheryl Hale's 16-year career at a Washington state retail store came to an end about a year and a half ago when an on-the-job injury forced her to sub...

Nick Wing

GOP Governor Suggests Drug Abuse Driving Unemployment | Nick Wing | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) on Monday addressed some worrisome employment figures in the state's March jobs report, saying that job applicants w...

Every Single Drug Test Handled By One Chemist To Be Reviewed

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 11.27.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered a "file by file review" of every case handled by a state chemist accused of faking test results...

Random Drug Testing of Students Sends the Wrong Message

Randy Turner | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

The good intentions of those who have formulated such policies across the U.S., including the school district where I teach, cannot be questioned. They know that drugs are a significant problem with today's youth. Random testing is not the answer.

Middle School Girl Sues Pennsylvania District Over School Drug Tests

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

LANCASTER, Pa. -- A central Pennsylvania middle school student is suing her district over a drug testing policy that's required if she wants to partic...

GOP Rep: 'We're Not Naïve' About Potential Drug Testing Challenges

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA -- A push to require drug tests for people seeking welfare payments in Georgia is nearly certain to be challenged in court if passed, as judge...

Arthur Delaney

First State Advances Jobless Drug Tests After Congress' Green Light | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

The Arizona State Senate approved a bill this week to require people laid off through no fault of their own to prove they're not on drugs in order to ...

Arthur Delaney

1 Percent Of Indiana Job Applicants Fail Drug Tests | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Just 1 percent of participants in an Indiana workforce training program failed their drug tests, according to the state's Department of Workforce Deve...

Arthur Delaney

Federal Judge Says Welfare Drug Testing Saves No Money | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in several states have expressed interest in copying Florida's law that drug tests welfare recipients in an attempt to save money...

Medical Marijuana Patient in Grand Junction

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A pot-smoking parolee in Colorado faces criminal charges for allegedly offering a cash bribe to try to pass a drug test....

6 Beijing Olympians Drug Test Positive

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Six Olympic athletes have been found positive for doping in retesting of Beijing samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced....

States Considering Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Want government assistance? Just say no to drugs. Lawmakers in at least eight states want recipients of food stamps, unempl...

Ryan Grim

House Reps Want To Ban Products That Beat Drug Tests | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to ride on the tattered coattails of Alex Rodriguez, three members of Congress plan to introduce legislation to ban products intended to help a...